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Old 01-06-2013, 08:40 AM   #181
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Great photos, turttle! I wasn't able to get any pictures (I'm WAY too slow), but while we were on the Space Coast over the holidays, there were ospreys everywhere. I literally lost count.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #182
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Well, my elusive unknown bird refused to show up when my camera was out, but I had fun with my camera anyway! These were all taken through my not-so-clean kitchen window, but I am pleased at how my camera deals with glass. It is the first time I have tried this with this camera.
I hope it shows up for you.

Nice close ups. I take quite a few photos of birds through not so clean windows too...most leave me happy with the results.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:25 AM   #183
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Thanks! I had thought the grey capped red breasted woodpeckers were juveniles til I spent extra time with my field guide and realized they are females. I really need to clean the window, though...
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #184
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Well, my elusive unknown bird refused to show up when my camera was out, but I had fun with my camera anyway! These were all taken through my not-so-clean kitchen window, but I am pleased at how my camera deals with glass. It is the first time I have tried this with this camera.
Those pictures turned out very nice! How close were these birds from the window?
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #185
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About five feet, and I was sitting about five feet from the window in my favorite bird watching seat.

My elusive unknown bird continues to taunt me, leaving the second I move to get the camera and not returning. One of these days I will gets a mug shot of it!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #186
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I saw these in October on Little St Simons Island, GA, but never got around to posting them. Painted buntings...
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #187
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A Pheasant very near the road where the nearby hunters can't shoot it. Good luck, beautiful bird!

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Beautiful, Sage! I have never seen a pheasant. I heard once that they were introduced from Europe as game birds. Is that true? Even if, they are worth having for their beauty!
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Beautiful, Sage! I have never seen a pheasant. I heard once that they were introduced from Europe as game birds. Is that true? Even if, they are worth having for their beauty!
Ring necked pheasants were introduced from china over many introductions as a game bird. The first were actually a gift from the Chinese embassy to Thomas Jefferson if I remember correctly. They are well established in the grain belt Iowa, North, and South Dakota but most states rasie and stock them as a put a take resource. They origanally thrived east of the Mississippi in agricultural areas but the use of large scale row crops and the loss of hedgerows have cut down on there survival.
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I really need to clean the window, though...

I have to clean ours too!
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